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The 13th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health, will be held April 10 at Forest Lawn Cemetery.  All members of the Canisius community are invited to participate in either the one mile fun walk at 11:40 a.m. or the 5K race/walk at Noon.

Save money by registering in advance at  Advance, online registration ends April 7.  Pre and post-race entertainment will be provided by The Keepers.

In addition, everyone is encouraged to do some spring cleaning around the house this week and drop off any old or unwanted sneakers or shoes in one of the conveniently located Shoes for the Shelter drop boxes located around campus.  Boxes can be found in the Koessler Athletic Center (KAC), Student Center Dining Hall, lower level of the Student Center (Outside the C-Block office), Old Main Cafe, Health Science Center, Delavan Townhouses, Lyons Hall and Frisch Laundry Room.  Approximately 13,000 pairs of shoes have been collected since 2001.  When dropping off, please make sure pairs of shoes are attached so they do not get separated.

For additional information, call Ext. 2977 or visit

Submitted by: John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics